A Little Wooden Block
…and a propped up image printed on acetate/film.
This image is of a Window behind Bars.
A Window behind Bars is referencing the power of perspective.
Although many are held behind bars, they live with hope.
In the same way I had previously experimented with ‘A Wooden Triangle’, I started to use photography to abstract images further. In actuality, this image is of a piece of acetate/film which has a printed image of a photograph of some impressions (on the back side of the paper) which were made when drawing some barred windows. However, when I started to play around which the use of a camera to manipulate how we view an image, this became a fascinating opportunity for possible illusion. It could be interesting to explore photographing one object in a series of different ways and presenting these all together to force the viewer to question ‘perception’.
Although these images are visually interesting, their abstraction has taken them beyond a point the point of recognising any previous theme (detention camps/barred windows). Therefore I feel this work has transitioned into a purely aesthetic realm which I wouldn’t want to pursue.